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2010 Pitchfork Music Fest – dates, tickets, initial lineup

Pitchfork Fest

the 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival will be held at Chicago’s Union Park on July 16 – 18. We are pleased to announce the first batch of bands slated to perform, as well as proclaim that tickets are on sale today at 12 PM CST! This year’s festival welcomes the highly anticipated return of legendary band Pavement as they make one of their first appearances since reuniting! Pavement will perform on Sunday night. Friday features indie-rock, chart-topping mainstays Modest Mouse, while Saturday and Sunday sees performances by LCD Soundsystem, Raekwon, Here We Go Magic, St. Vincent, Lightning Bolt, Cass McCombs and Sleigh Bells. Stay tuned, as more bands will be announced in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, Sleigh Bells will be keeping busy by touring with both Yeasayer and Major Lazer. Pavement‘s first North American reunion date so far is Coachella. The list of confirmed Pitchfork bands, by date, is below…

Modest Mouse

LCD Soundsystem

St. Vincent
Lightning Bolt
Cass McCombs
Here We Go Magic
Sleigh Bells

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